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  • Green building, institutional to grow
    The U.S. construction market is expected to drop 2 percent in 2008, following a projected 8 percent decrease in 2007, according to the 2008 Construction Outlook from McGraw-Hill Construction ...
  • Susan Marvin, president of Marvin Windows and Doors in Warroad, Minn., advised company executives on ways to ensure survival and even growth of a company in difficult market times ...
  • Glass companies today face labor shortages, toughened codes and standards, and ever-increasing demands from architects and building owners. The only way for companies to survive, let alone prosper, is through training and education, speakers said during the Midwest Glass Conference Oct. 19 in Shakopee, Minn...
  • Photo of hurricane simulator in actionAs part of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s national fall conference this week in Orlando, members got a close look at the University of Florida’s hurricane simulation equipment...
  • Officials from construction equipment maker Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Ill., forecasted Oct. 19 that the U.S. economy was near to, or even in, a recession, as reported in a same-day article from the Financial Times ...

  • glassblog joins in the Environmental Blog Action Day.

    Twenty teams led by college and university students designed, engineered and built structures that balance energy efficiency and aesthetics. The homes, on display at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., Oct. 12-20, maximize solar power by taking advantage of glass products that provide ample natural light while reducing heat gain ...
  • So far this year, four states have passed retainage limitation policies that will help subcontractors receive full payment on projects. Officials from the American Subcontractors Association in Alexandria, Va., say the push for reform could lead to legislation in more states...
  • The first Solar Glass Conference, organized by Artech Publishing S.r.l., Milan, and Vitrum, took place at the Congress Center, Fiera Milano, on the third day of the Vitrum show. Four main topics were on the agenda: Glass science and market aimed at the production of photovoltaic modules and solar thermal panels ...
  • The 15th Vitrum International trade fair saw the biggest turnout Oct. 6, the show press office in Milan reported: of the 6,136 visitors, 3,288 were Italian and 2,848 from outside Italy. Some exhibitors said they had their best show ever, while others reported slow traffic...
  • Energy efficient and impact resistance seemed to become the mantra for many of the near 30 presenters during the Engineered Transparence: Glass in Architecture and Structural Engineering conference ...
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  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...
  • Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC has finalized its acquisition of Houston-based Texas Tempered Glass Inc., a producer of high performance glass products for architectural, industrial, commercial and custom applications, as of Nov. 19, 2014. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.With the completion of this transaction, Trulite will expand its presence in the Texas...
  • Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following glasstec 2012, a successful event in the face of economic uncertainty, glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy....